Owo Attack: Akeredolu won’t relent on security efforts —Ondo SSG, Odu


The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Princess Catherine Oladunni Odu, has condemned Gunmen attack on worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa Street in Owo, where many worshippers were killed and several others seriously injured.

Princess Odu who accompanied Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, on an on the spot assessment of the incident condoled with families of the victims, Owo community, the Catholic Church and the entire State. She decried the tragic incident, noting that it is an act of inhumanity to mankind taken to extreme.

“The attack on Catholic church in Owo on Sunday, 5th June, 2022, is terribly inhumane. It is saddened for man to kill fellow man. No doubt, it was a black Sunday in Owo Kingdom and a terrific blow to our dear State. It is disheartening to see children, women and men in agony, while several corpses have been taken to the morgue.

“I strongly condemn this act by unknown gunmen and I am sure they cannot get away with it. A church is supposed to be a sacred place, where people would feel secured. I therefore condole with the people of Owo, the Catholic church, all victims of this dastard act and the entire State. May God heal our land”, Odu said.

The Secretary to the State Government maintained that the government will do everything possible to hunt and arrest perpetrators of this evil act, while calling on anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators to oblige security operatives.

Princess Odu who revealed that Governor Akeredolu will not relent in fulfilling his social contract of securing the people of the State, urged the people of Owo to remain peaceful, by not taking laws into their hands.

Dr. Ayokunle Ikusemiju,
S.A. to the SSG.


I commiserate with the families of the victim of the unfortunate massacre at Owo today. This horrendous act stands condemned in every sense of the word. Christians should be allowed to worship without fear in any part of our country.

I also commiserate with our Governor, His Excellency, Gov Rotimi Akeredolu and the entire people of Owo. I urge our security agencies to rise up to the occasion and ensure that we never experience such again.

I also hope that justice will be served and the perpetrators of this dastardly act brought to book.

May peace reign in our dear state and may their souls rest in peace.


The global President of AGBARIJO IGBIMO AJODUN IYUN LAGBAAYE, Prophet Aare Solomon Aremuotami Runsewe has condemned the killings and attack of people of St Francis Catholic Church owo, in owo local government area of the state during the morning Mass.

Runsewe in a press release signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mercy Odunlade, described the attack as a huge loss to the Christian fold, people of owo, Yoruba land and Ondo State at large.

The President in his commiseration message, condole with the ondo state governor, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, family of Catholic Church of God, people of Owo, particularly families who lost their love ones to the ugly and unfortunate attack.

Runsewe later urge the people of owo not to take laws into their hands and to be vigilant, also that God will fish out the perpetrators.